Oct 7 1871 Conference ... I was Called upon in the Commencement of the Meeting to go to Fausts Stables whare the U.S. Court was held & give Bale or Be Bondsmn for Elder George Q Cannon who had a warrant issued against him the Same as against President Young & Wells. After Staying half an hour I was informed that it was put off so I again went to Conference. David Mckenzie spoke 30 M. & E F Sheets 18.
Afternoon. G. Q. Cannon Prayed & Authorities were presented & accepted & Missionaries Called. A Hatch then spoke to the people & while speaking Elder George Q Cannon was Notifyed that the Sherriff had Called to Arest him. John Taylor & myself accompanied him to the Court Room & Became his bondsmen in the sum of $5,000 dollars for his Appearance at Court on Next Friday. We then returned to the meeting & Brother Stanes was speaking. He spoke 19 M. A O Smoot spoke 15 M.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]